Spurt In Venture Capital Funding To Cyber Security Firms

May 13, 2013

Venture capital investments in firms offering cloud security and data protection is seeing a lot of activity in recent months.  Firms supplying technologies to protect against data theft and cyber attacks are seeing strong traction in their business and venture capital firms are bankrolling such data security companies to fund product development and expansion. According […]

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US Venture Capital Investments In Q1 Lowest In More Than Two Years

April 20, 2013

Venture capital investments in US companies totaled $6.36 billion in the first quarter of 2013, the lowest in a quarter since the third quarter of 2010 according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource. The number of deals closed during the quarter at 752 was also the lowest since 2010 third quarter. When compared with the […]

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Upstart Venture Capital Firms Beat Out Traditional VC Firms

March 21, 2013

A new report by research firm PrivCo found that newer generation of venture capital firms had more success in 2012 compared to traditional venture capital firms when measured by the number of exits in US private technology companies from their portfolio. The report compiled a list of the top twenty venture capital firms based on […]

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Venture Capital Investment In Life Sciences Drops 14 Percent in 2012

February 8, 2013

Despite raising more capital year over year in 2012, venture capital firms pulled back on their investments in the life sciences sector, which comprises the biotechnology and medical device industries. According to data published by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, US venture capital firms raised $20.6 billion in 2012, a 10 percent […]

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Top Pay Among Wall Street Investment Banks

August 30, 2012

Investment bank Jefferies Group paid the highest salary per employee on average for the first six months of its fiscal year beating larger investment banks Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Citigroup Inc. (C). In the first six months of its fiscal […]

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Facebook IPO Raises More Questions than it Answers

February 7, 2012

While it’s no longer breaking news, the announcement of Facebook’s S-1 filing this week is worth a mention if only to acknowledge its significance as a milestone event in IPO history and as a venture funding success story. At $5 billion, the social giant’s IPO will be the 12th largest IPO in U.S. history and […]

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2012 Venture Outlook: After Facebook IPO, What Then?

January 30, 2012

As the venture capital world contemplates its prospects for 2012, it’s tough to see beyond what will undoubtedly be the most celebrated IPOs of the last 10 years. That is, in part, because the venture outlook, while not bleak, is not exactly fomenting great anticipation. And with the Facebook IPO set to launch early in […]

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Are Venture Capital Firm Jobs Shifting East?

January 22, 2012

In what some of the more generous analysts might conclude as a turnaround year, venture capital firms did manage to capture a healthy gain, but they did so riding the shoulders of fewer IPOs while fundraising continued to stagnate. While many VC firms anticipate a better year in 2012, the job prospects in an industry […]

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Venture Funds Must Show Investors the Money To Survive

January 15, 2012

It hasn’t been a good few years for any of the alternative asset classes, but investors in hedge funds and private equity have still fared better than those in venture capital funds, which why we are likely to see a further decline in venture fund raising as institutional investors shift their allocations. While the 4th […]

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Venture Capital Industry Counting on Lowered Expectations in 2012

January 8, 2012

For the venture capital industry, lowered expectations seems to be the about the only thing we predict with certainty in 2012.  Coming off of two under-performing years, venture capitalists, in near unison, are tempering their outlook as the year-end lull in fund raising and exit activity is expected to carry over into early 2012. With pension funds […]

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